Straight on angle - not shot from above but with the camera
at the neck/chest area. For small dogs,
sitting them on a table works well.
If they are on the floor you
would probably have to be on your stomach.
2) Shows the whole dog (or cat) - no paws sunk in
or pillows and
and preferably not on a couch. (Sorry, I don't recreate paws due
time it takes.)
3) Good lighting and focus-which hopefully shows
except with certain long haired dog breeds. No harsh shadows
or light. If you
can see the dogs shadow, that means you don't
4) The dog should be at least 3
inches high in your
for t-shirts or prints, it will need to be enlarged.
you can send
it so the dog is 6 or 7 inches high (sharp focus),
that works great for preserving detail.
are also welcome to submit just head and shoulder shots.